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WIN with What’s Up Cape Town & Plett Rage 2013

Plett Rage 2013

Plett Rage, the premier student music and lifestyle festival in the Western Cape and arguably the largest student festival in the Southern Hemisphere, is once again set to take place this year in the town of Plettenberg Bay from the 29th November – 8th December 2013. The road to independence starts at Plett Rage “Destination Freedom” and with 10 days, 6 epic festival venues, amazing activations and explosive headline acts by South Africa’s top DJ’s and artists, Plett Rage will be the icing on the cake of any Matriculants calendar and the experience of a life-time! The journey that is Plett Rage, a rite of passage where Matriculants get the opportunity to celebrate the end of an era with their friends, and as a community, gets                  

Interesting People

And the winner of the Byte Orbit competition is…

Competiton Winners Byte Orbit Start-Up

Byte Orbit, leaders in software development recently gathered sixteen impressive software based tech start-up finalists under one roof to announce the winner of their competition, Startup Knight. The competition called on software based tech start-ups that were getting ready to start a viable business “We would like to extend a challenge to other established technology based companies to identify and incubate innovative entrepreneurs in South Africa” explained Amit Ramdath, CEO of Byte Orbit. And the Winner is… Easy2Map …can we have a round of applause and standing ovation! “We found it hard to find fellow local entrepreneurs through online channels, so we wanted to create an online map directory of all entrepreneurs in Cape                  


Are you a software based tech startup that has what it takes?

Tech startup competition

Startup Knight is a competition for software based tech startups that are getting ready to start a viable business.  Byte Orbit, the company behind Startup Knight, will be hosting this exciting event. A series of established organisations such as Microsoft, Nokia, Bandwidth Barn and 8ta have come on board with significant sponsorship for the winning startup. Microsoft will be providing software packages for the winning startup to run their business for 3 years as well as $60 000 worth of Azure Services. Bandwidth Barn will be providing office space for the duration of 6 months and Nokia has come on board as a product sponsor. In addition 8ta will be providing a 3G data modem loaded with their 60Gig + 60Gig offering. The grand                  


The Big Issue’s Amazing Competition: R 43 000.00’s worth of Travel through Europe up for grabs!

Travel Europe Competition

The Big Issue is iconic - plain and simple. It’s a great magazine with varied content, and an agent for change and self-empowerment for so many less fortunate brothers and sisters. Now The Big Issue, together with the super folks of Busabout are giving you the chance to win grande-BEEEG, all while doing something good at the same time! Heard of Pamplona, that crazy place in Spain, where in a 400 year-old tradition, maniacs are chased through the middle of a cobbled street by a mob of angry bulls? 4 days, TICK! What about Ibiza… the party and club capital of the world, aka gorgeous island? YES, 7 days, TICK! Throw in a six-leg hop-on, hop-off flexi-leg bus tour, where you can make up your own trans-European                  

Wine & Wineries

SA has best developed Wine Tourism!

Great Wine Capitals

  “Wine tourism is better developed in South Africa than any country we know,” writes The International Wine Review in its latest report on South African wine, part of which it devoted to its wine tourism. The editor, Don Winkler, and publisher, Mike Potashnik, both from the US, visited the Winelands in December last year to evaluate the country’s top premium and ultra-premium wines and at the same time evaluated its wine tourism. The web-based International Wine Review is widely rated as one of the world’s most influential opinion formers on wine. Winkler and Potashnik write that “while the country is located far from most foreign wine lovers, it offers huge rewards to those who visit its                  

Wine & Wineries

Do you have what it takes to win the 2012 Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award?

Exceptional Wine Service award

  Entries for the First Round of The Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award 2012 are now open. (entries close May 31st, 2012). Similar to lat years event,  the winner of the 2012 Competition will be announced at The Swartland Revolution in November 2012 and will win a trip to France including a trip to the prestigious House of Champagne Bollinger.  This annual Competition, which is aimed at enhancing and recognising the calibre of local sommeliers and wine service staff, was launched in 201. As Neil Grant, Chairperson of the South African Sommelier Association (SASA) and one of the judges of the 2011 Competition, says: “Wine service has a poor history in South Africa and only with incentives such as                  


Check out the Campus Invasion Tour- powered by Vodacom

      1. Don’t Hate Me Cause You Ain’t Me! Vodacom is looking for one person and three friends to win the star treatment at the Campus Invasion Tour powered by Vodacom Unlimited in Cape Town at the Grand Parade, 11 Adderley Street on the 10th February. What's Up for grabs you may ask? Well, The winner and three friends will receive free tickets to the event. The winner and his/her three friends will each receive R250 for refreshments. More deets about the event: Event: VODACOM CAMPUS INVASION in Cape Town! Date: 10 February 2012 Venue: Grand Parade, 11 Adderley Street, Cape Town Time: Gates open at 18:00 PM till late! Line-up: Niskerone, SPHEctacula, AKA, Leo Large, Oskido and                  

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Make Cape Town Proud by voting Liam Kelly as South Africa’s STA Travel World Explorer.


  Liam Kelly – a CapeTonian with a mission – is set to go places –Literally! Having recently entered into the STA Travel World Explorer Competition, Liam is down to the wire having just been selected as one of the top 5 of over 4000 applicants countrywide. What’sUp has the utmost faith that our readers are going to ensure that winning this one is pretty much “in the bag” (which is already packed!). So What’sUp for grabs you may ask? Well if you think of 6 continents; 25 countries; 12 months and R 200k (yes two hundred thousand bucks) worth of travel experiences – that’s what we are talking about! So, let’s make it happen for our very own Liam, and get him on                  




Attracting an attendance of over 50 000 people, this race has become one of the gold-starred, red-circled, ear-marked events of Cape Town's social calendar - and this year the theme, Full Colour, encourages a full voltage experience. The highly fashionable, enjoying gourmet food, artful cocktails and top shelf spirits, will be there, this Saturday, bets in hand. The J&B MET holds back on nothing - marquee dining, top of class DJs and, always memorable after-parties and the penguin-suit/city-Cinderella glamour of the fashion show. In the fashion sphere, the annual award for best-dressed couple and best marquee will be given, with competitors taking part by invitation only. Still, the main attraction are those short,                  


17 on Loader Guest House in de Waterkant launches it’s Official 2010 logo.


In the spirit of true sportsmanship, 17 on Loader Guest House has decided to take this 2010 Soccer World Cup thingy seriously - and by doing so, has decided to create it's very own Official 2010 logo. Now we are challenging all our fellow accommodation establishment colleagues, be they Hotels, Guest Houses, Self Catering units or whatever other type you can think of - in de Waterkant or anywhere else in Cape Town - to come up with their very own logo as well. Let's have a showdown, and a contest to see who will win! Talking of winning.... Here's a few nights of accommodation at 17 on Loader Guest House up for grabs: Come up with THE BEST wording for our official 2010 T-shirt - and you could be in one of our beds in